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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITEDFORTHE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14 1950 HOME EDITION liUllf Thlt Paper Consists of Two Ono NO in OVER ROADS OF DRIFTING SNOWCars moved Monday night over like rippling clouds of snow rolling over the black ribbons of road which served as both highway and guide lines The drifting snow gave the driver the sensation of rid ing through Qlouds except for a bump now and then The picture was taken on Highway 65 south of Mason City Snow Appears to Be Ended Mason City Reports Fall of 4 Inches Snow and freezing rain that plagued lowans for 2 days ap peared to be moving out of the state Tuesday Light snow con tinued iri Mason City up to a m to leave 4 inches of new 8 a m Monday Fifteen to northerly winds were reported over much of but the weatherman predicted they would diminish during the afternoon Considerable drifting was re ported over the state Mason City registered 20 de grees Tuesday morning Mondays high was 35 degrees at Daven port Spencer had the low Mon day night of 15 degrees Roads Blocked The Iowa State Safety Patrol reported some roads blocked in the state and oneway traffic was reported rat several points One way traffic was reported on high way 30 near Marshalltown There were 8 to 10 inches of drifting snow on highways east of Sioux City and south of Spirit Lake Heavy show was reported in the area between Mason City and Deborah North and south roads afe almost impassable There were no plows in the area Mon day night Heavy snow also was reported west and north of Waterloo Most roads were expected to be blocked Tuesday iri the area Oneway traffic was reported at 2 points on Highway 52 be tween Luxembourg and Holy Cross in the Waukon area and north of Dubuque where 4 to 8 foot drifts were reported Schools Closed Thirtyfour small town schools were closed Tuesday and 5 towns had school but no school buses operating in this area School were dosed at Marble Roclc Chapin Greene Alexander Plymouth Northwood Carpenter Osage Rudd Belmond Kensett Nora Spritigs Ackley Grafton Meservey Roclc Falls Floyd Little Cedar Lincoln Township No 7 in Cerro Gordo county Rockford Thornton Orchard Joice Hanlontbwn St Ansgar Klemme Garner Bolan Rockwell Hansell R i c e v i 11 e Swaledale Pleasant Valley in Mitchell county and Sacred Heart at Rockwell Schools were open at Charles City Nashua Lake Mills Forest City and Sheffield but no buses were operating Basketball games between Ack ley and Hybbard were canceled The Geneseo township home proj ect leaders training school sched CIO Proposes Shifting More of Tax Burden to Wealthy Washington AP The CIO said Tuesday President Trumans tax program does not go far enough It proposed a plan for wide excise slashes and shifting of present tax burdens from lowincome individuals to the wealthy and to highprofit corporations While agreeing with large parts of the presidents pro gram the labor organization recommended to congress that Says Local UnionsGiven Work Orders White House Reports No Action on Coal Strike Being Planned United Mine Workers union said Tuesday it has sent messages to all the unions 3000 locals telling miners to return to work Telegrams to all locals wentout Monday a union spokesman said They duplicated the backtowork instructions wired to union dis trict offices Saturday by John L Lewis UMW chief Even these messages to the lo cals however seemed to have little effect on getting the idle miners back into the pits They continued their fullfledged walk out hopes of government officials they might start drifting back to work No Action The white house said no further action on its part is contemplated at this time The matter is in th3 hands of the courts Charles G Ross white house press secretary told reporters A spokesman for Lewis ex plained that the backtowork messages to union locals were sent out Monday because it was a physical impossibility to dis patch so many messages late Sat urday when the instructions to district offices were sent out Operators Complain Several coal operators had com plained the Lewis instructions is sued in a response to a federal court order Saturday had not drifted down to union locals and individual miners Some of these operators even suggested to reporters that the union was restricting the Lewis messages to top union officials and keeping them from the miners Government officials were look ing hopefully Tuesday toward the newlyarranged bargaining ses sions Wednesday between Lewis and the operators it also consider in the tax bill now to raise the personal individual income tax exemptions that would reduce the taxes of low income families The idea is to look forward to the establishment of levels of ex emption which permit the main tenance of a minimum standard of living for a family of 4 Mr Truman recommended no change in individual income taxes Excess profits Reenactment of the excess profits tax on cor porations in order to equalize the burden and the incidenceof our present tax Such a tax was levied in wartime but was repealed shortlyafter The president did not propose such a tiled for canceled Tuesday morning was Announce 2 American Missionaries Held Prarue Czechoslovakia The Czech foreign office announced Tuesday state police have arrested 2 American Mormon missionaries on charges of having attempted to enter a prohibited area The announcement was made in note to the U S embassy re plying to an American request for information as to the whereabouts of the missionaries The 2 disap peared Jan 28 while traveling through Mocavia to visit members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mormon liv ing near the border The missionaries are Stanley E Abbot 23 of Lehi Utah and C AWon Johnson 2J of Itfaho Falls tax Undistributed new levy on the undistributed profits of corporations instead of an in crease from 38 per cent to 42 per cent in the corporation income tax rate as Mr Truman proposed The CIO suggested a top corpora tion tax of 55 per cent which would be graduated downward in reverse proportion to the per centage of its earnings a corpora tion pays out in dividends This in effect would tax the undistrib uted profits Stanley Ruttenberg CIO direc tor of research and education presented the statement to the house ways and means committee Of course he said in the pre pared statement we would like to see this committee and the con gress go much further than the proposals and the suggestions contained in the presidents tax message He said the CIO program en visages a total net gain in rev enue but shifts the incidence of taxation from those least able to pay to those most able to pay North lowans Receive Utility Group Posts Des Moines Merlain R Wait Coon Rapids Tuesday was elected president of the Iowa As sociation of Municipal Utilities He succeeds Dr T G Fultz Pella Other officers elected at the Closingsession of the group were C C Eklund Brooklyn first vice president M D Geving Sanborni 2nd vice president Glen V Yar ger Waverly secretarytreasurer and George Schwenneker Osage director Sports Bulletin Iowa City Leonard Raffen sperger for 2 years Iowa fresh man grid coach was named head football coach Tuesday See sports page Schools Funds Short Des Moines Auditor C B Akers office said Tuesday that the superintendent of schools at Villisca had offered his resig nation after an audit showed 354 in school funds unaccounted for The school superintendent was C A Vernon the auditors office said At Red Oak Montgomery Coun ty Attorney Robert J Reiley said the matter probably would be presented to the grand jury which meets Feb 28 The audit covered the period from July 1 1945 to Dec 31 1949 The audit was made by E L Schneckloth an examiner in Akers office It showed funds ap parently unaccounted for in the high school activities accounts and also in federal funds advanced to the school for payment of a GI training program Akers office said County Attorney Reiley1 said Vernon had tendered the school board in settlement Man Wife Killed in Wreck at Sheffield Wants Another ABomb Talk With Stalin Edinburgh Scotland ston Churchill proposed Tuesday night another talk with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin about the atom bomb Speaking on foreign affairs at his last scheduled big political rally before the Feb 23 general election Churchill recalled his earlier relations as prime minis ter with Stalin and his wartime colleagues and said Still I cannot help coming back to this idea of another talk with soviet Russia upon the high est level The idea appeals to me of a supreme effort to bridge the gulf between the 2 worlds so that each can live their life if not in friend ship at least without the hatred of the cold war Churchill bitterly criticized the labor government for having failed to make the atom bomb it self He said it was one of the most extraordinary administra tive lapses that have ever taken place The soviet world has by far the greatest military force in the world the conservative party leader said but the United States has the atom bomb When all is said and done Churchill said it is my belief that the superiority of the atom bomb if not indeed almost the monopoly of this frightful weapon in American hands is the surest guarantee of world peace tonight AT CEMETERY mishap in front of themain entrance to the Shef field cemetery on highway 65 took the lives of Mr and Mrs Arthur Pansegrau of Marsh alltown instantly and left their 2 boys in critical condition Their car at left collided headon with the bread truck at right The tangled wreckage partially blocked the high way for several hours Two men in the truck were not badly injured Youth Freed of Charge of Poisoning Sidney Fremont county grand jury Tuesday returned a no bill which in effect grants freedom to Lyman H Elefson 22 who had been charged with the poison death of his grandfather Elef son has been held in jail here since last Nov 30 on a charge of murder filed by County Attor ney Harold L Martin The charge accused Elefson for mer university of Iowa student with poisoning his welltodo grandfather Alonzo Rhode 75 of Tabor Iowa At the time of Elefsons arrest Martin also said the youth was being questioned in connection with the death of his grandmother and his mother Hickenlooper Leaving Washington for Iowa Washington Hick enlooper RIowa plans to leave Tuesday night by train for Chica go enroute to a Lincoln day dinner in Des Moines Thursday He plans to fly from Chicago to Cedar Rapids Iowa his home Wednesday morning He is scheduled to speak to a re publican group at Mount Pleasant Iowa Wednesday night He plans to attend a farm institute meeting and an American Legion midwin ter gathering in Des Moines this weekend New Serial Turn to Features page for the opening chapter of an absorbing new serial story Blood on the Stars by Brett Halliday 13 Planes Search for Missing Craft Corpus Christ Tex Thirteen planes flew low over in land waterways in the Corpus Christi area Tuesday in a search for a missing PBM flying boat with 9 naval airmen aboard The plane was last reported over the gulf of Mexico last Fri day Navy planes have been searching gulf waters for a trace of the missing plane for several days A life raft was found on a beach Monday but navy inspec tors said it had been In the water 2 or 3 years WOULDNT YOU BE THEIR VALENTINE GlobeGazette photo A delightful Valentines Day gift for any fella would be Mason Citys 3 high school homecoming queens for the present school year Left to right they are Marrio Phalen St Josephs Bonnie Nicholas Mason City high school and Marian Hutson Holy Family Considering New Plan for Price Support on Potatoes Washington plan of government price supports for potatoes designed to take away the present incentive to produce too many of them bobbed up Tuesday The plan was being considered along with ing the controversial Brannan farmstate con gressmen anxious to prevent production of another unpopu lar potato surplus with its consequent heavy cost to tax payers and dumping of extran spuds The new proposal was first ad vanced in the agriculture depart ment about 2 years ago but was never given department blessing It would in effect guarantee po tato farmers a specified income for each years crop Under it price supports in terms of bushels would vary with the size of the crop The larger the crop the lower would the price guarantee be and vice versa Under the present program the department sets fixed price sup ports expressed in terms of bush els The support rates remain unchanged regardless of the size of the crop The new plan advanced by Nathan Koenig assistant to the secretary of agriculture would work about like this The department would an nounce a potato production goal The goal for this year is about 335000000 bushels or about 66 000000 less than were grown last year It also would announce a rate at which it would support prices if production equalled the production goal Suppose for example that the date were set at a bushel A crop of 335000000 governments assure growers a total return of 000000 But suppose growers produced 385000000 bushels or 50000000 more than the goal The depart ment would reduce the support rate below a bushel in an amount which assure growers only the income goal for the whole crop Mitchell Renamed Member of ICC Washington Tru man Tuesday nominated James K Knudson of Utah to be a mem ber of the interstate commerce commission Richard F Mitchell of Fort Dodge Iowa was nominated for reappointment as a member of the commission Knudson was named to replace the late Carroll Miller for a term expiring Dec 31 1953 Mitchells new term would expire Dec 31 195K Sumner Pike to Be Acting AEC Head Washington The white house said Tuesday that President Truman will designate Sumner T Pike as acting chairman of the atomic energy commission pend ing appointment of a successor to David E Lilienthal There was no indication when Lilienthals successor would be chosen Lilienthal who leaves office Wednesday called at the white house Tuesday Presidential Press Secretary Charles Ross described it as a good bye call Pike a republican and vice chairman of the commission will start serving Thursday as acting chairman Rail Wage Negotiations Broken Off Chicago UR Negotiations have broken off between the na tions major railroads and 2 rail brotherhoods which have author ized a strike to enforce contract demands a mediation official an nounced Tuesday The brotherhoods involved are the Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen who claim 250000 members on the nations major railroads Francis A ONeill chairman of the Railway Mediation Board said that negotiations were broken off between the carriers and brother hoods becaause differences in their demands were just too great He said the carriers have asked 10 changes in working rules and the unions 11 The case was so big we just couldnt get together said ONeill The 3member mediation board entered the dispute after the breakdown of direct negotiations between the carriers and brother hoods Neither of the labor organiza tions involved has set a strike date and ONeiJl said they were not ex pected to do so for 48 hours 2 Children of Couple Badly Hurt Buttertop Bread Truck Collides With MarshaIItown Auto Marshalltown man and his wife were killed and their 2 children critically injured in a rieadon collision on highway 65 at the cemetery corner here Mon day afternoon The dead were Arthur Panse grau 50 and Mrs Pansegrau 43 Their children Robert about 13 and Edward about 11 were still unconscious Tuesday in Lutheran hospital at Hampton Driver of the Buttertop bread truck was Lester Moretz 50 Clear Lake who was taken to the hos pital temporarily for treatment of a minor chest injury Layne Granskou 28 Clear Lake riding with him escaped injury The latter was learning the truck route Truck Northbound Highway patrolmen and Sheriff Lee Lemke of Franklin county who investigated said the truck was northbound behind a snow plow and that the 1941 Buicfc driven by Pansegrau was south bound Both of the Pansegrauchildren were reported to have suffered severe head injuries The bodies of tiieir parents were wedged against the dash board ofthe car and the engine was a tangled mass of wreckage Damage to the front of the bread truck was extensive Snow Packed Officers said the highway was heavily packed with snow at the accident scene Granskou said he summoned aid when he heard the children screaming by flagging down a 2nd snowplow which was travel ing about i mile behind the truck Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and turning colder with snow flurries end ing gradually Tuesday and Wed nesday Low Tuesday night near or slightly below zero High Wednesday 16 Iowa Cloudy with little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 16 to 24 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal for the next 5 days Nor mal high 32 to 40 Normal low 14 to 20 Little change in tem perature until colder Friday Warming again Saturday and Sunday Precipitation will av erage i to 3 of an inch moisture content occurring mainly as rain or snow about Friday Minnesota Light snow east Tues day night and northeast Wednesday Colder northwest Tuesday night and south por tion Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5 to 15 below extreme northwest ranging to 15 to 20 above extreme southeast High Wednesday 10 to 15 above north west and 20 to 25 southeast fN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 18 20 35 4 inches 8 7 Ditch B36 in Pacific 17 Aboard Seattle Wash The pilot of an air force B36 carrying 17 men ditched the ship some where in the Pacific off the north west coast Tuesday because of a fire in an engine the air force reported The air force said no position was indicated in the report but a message from the pilot of the ship indicated that the ship made its emergency landing in Queen Charlotte sound off the British Columbia coast Ihe 6engine bomber was on a training flight from Carswell air force base at Forth Worth Tex and was on its way back when it ran into trouble The Carswell public information office disclosed that a military transport pilot reported seeing a light on the water in the approximate area where the plane was last reported in trouble They said the MATS pilot said the light was sighted about 30 min utes after the B36 was last heard irom The air force at Washington S t il htd definite information that the bomber which had taken off from Eilson air force base Alaska had ditched It said the pilot brought down the plane in the the The coast guard Mackay listen ing post and ham radio oper ators reported picking up mes sages from the pilot of the ship An air force spokesman said the bomber carried plenty of gasoline The cutter Winona from Port Angeles Wash the patrol vessel Cahoone from Sitka Alaska and the tender Citrus from Ketchikan were dispatched to the general area where the plane was believed to have set down SAME BUck traffic Jn   

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